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VHS to Digital Transfer Station

Transfer Your Old VHS Tapes to a USB flash drive or DVD

The Library has a VHS to Digital Transfer Station. Simply bring in your VHS tape and USB flash drive or a blank DVD, and go home with your family movies conveniently saved.

We also have a VHS to DVD recorder that SCPL cardholders can check out for one week to convert your VHS tapes to a DVD at home.  Click here to check availability and to place a hold.

  • You can purchase the following from the library:

    * 16 GB USB flash drive for $6.00

    * DVD-R for .25 cents

  • If you bring in your own blank DVD, it must be a DVD-R or DVD-RW type (NOT a DVD+R or DVD+RW).
  • The transfer time is equal to the length of the video plus 5 or 10 minutes more to finalize the process.
  • When transferring to a USB flash drive, allow a minimum of 1.1 GB of memory for every 60 minutes of video.
  • Instruction sheets are available at the VHS to Digital Transfer Station.
  • We are not able to assist the transfer of copyrighted material.
  • This equipment and instructions are located in our Technology Center and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Computers shut down 5 minutes before the library closes.
  • Technology Center closes during scheduled classes. See the computer class calendar to plan your visit. 

Please check in at the Computer Help Desk or call 630-584-0076 ext. 208 for availability.